Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Trinity Foundation and the Incarnation of Jesus Christ

I have only recently discovered that Gordon H. Clark denied the Westminster Confession on the doctrine of the incarnation of Christ.  Apparently Clark espoused a double personality for Christ, making him either schizophrenic or else making Him two separate persons, which is essentially the Nestorian heresy.  Unfortunately, many of the modern students of Clark have followed him in this unconfessional path.  I have Clark's two books, The Trinity and The Incarnation, on order from The Tinity Foundation and will be reviewing them on the blog once I get them in hand. 
Due to time constraints I usually do not do indepth reviews but in this case I might be forced to do a more analytical and critical examination of Clark's writings.  I noted in the two previous books I read his exegetical treatment of Isaiah 45:7 was not developed fully and his exegesis of the passages dealing with the mind and heart as a unity over against a dichotomy or dualism was not fully developed as well.   Watch for the review coming up.
  Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
    Answer. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.


Anonymous said...

Clark wasn't Nestorian. The blogosphere eagerly awaits your retraction after actually reading Clark on the subject.

Charlie J. Ray said...

Well, Patrick, if Clark was not a Nestorian his modern followers apparently "think" he was because they themselves have crossed the line into open Nestorian heresy. Of course, Sean Gerety and others are not formally trained in theology and it could be attributed to their lack of theological precision. Be that as it may, heresy is still heresy. I think Gerety and the others would be more at home in the Disciples of Christ. The Disciples were at one time part of the Presbyterians until they rejected creeds and confessions as "divisive." What you see in the Disciples of Christ today is as solid as jello pinned to the wall.

Maybe the Quakers would be another option for them?

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